The Oak Building, Herne Hill School
Alexander Thomas, harp.
Alexander is principal harpist of the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, resident harpist at the Sherborne Summer School of Music, and a regular performer at the Renaissance St. Pancras and other top hotels in London. As an orchestral player he has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, York Minster, St. John’s Smith Square, Cadogan Hall and Birmingham Barclaycard Arena. In the theatre he has performed in acclaimed productions in the Brighton Fringe Festival and as a featured musician in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel. As a soloist he has performed live on BBC Radio.
Hi programme will include
Herbert Howells: Prelude for Harp
Edwin York Bowen: Arabesque for Harp
and a selection of transcriptions of works by Claude Debussy
The event, Harp Recital, will take place at The Oak Building, Herne Hill School, and it will feature: Alexander Thomas, Harpistdetails
Herne Hill United Church
Featuring cello, saxophone and piano Fuzion Trio play arrangements of jazz standards, light classical pieces and Latin music, ranging from Bach, and Gershwin to Adele and Astor Piazzolla. Angie (cello) is a classically trained cellist who also plays in a number of established London orchestras. Ollie (saxophone) and Bob (piano) play jazz, soul, and in jazz big bands. The Trio was set up in South London three years ago. The performance will include their own arrangements of music by Bach (Prelude No. 1 in C major), Piazzolla (Libertango), Albinoni (Adagio in G minor), Pachelbel (Canon), Zawinul (Mercy Mercy) and Jimmy Van Heusen (Come Fly with me).website of Fuzion Trio
There will be a fund-raising collection for the charity: - Young Adults at St Christopher’s Hospicedetails
The Half Moon
Join two critically acclaimed, award-winning chamber groups for an evening of genre-spanning music reaching to the far corners of the globe. The iyatraQuartet and syzygy are committed to creating innovative performances of music both new and old.
Described as ‘one of the most exciting new music groups around at the moment’, iyatraQuartet are multi-instrumentalists who work collaboratively to create original, boundary-bending and joyful music. The London-based Quartet have enjoyed recent performances at WOMAD, Cambridge Big Weekend and London International Arts Festival as well as multidisciplinary projects with contemporary dance and live poetry.
The saxophone collective syzygy have performed across the UK: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Park Lane Series, Proud in Camden and more. Their debut recording, Songs For the Coming Day was highly recommended by the Times and reviewed by composer and saxophonist Andy Scott as: “Speaking as someone who has performed in a saxophone quartet for thirty years, I would urge you to buy this recording as the Syzygy Quartet transport us to a dark, beautiful and spiritual musical world, it’s as if we’re riding on the wings of angels!'
This concert will feature music from iyatra’s debut album, This World Alone, and syzygy will perform solo, duo and trio works including the world premiere of Ta Hiera by Paul Evernden.
Programme also includes:
Nikola Resanovic - alt. music. ballistic (London premiere)
Stockhausen - Boys's Duet
Anna Clyne - Choke
Paul Evernden - Ta Hiera (world premiere)
Marc Mellits - Black
The event, Alt-classical - World Music, will take place at The Half Moon, and it will feature: iyatraQuartet, and syzygydetails
Flautotonic present MUSICAL JOURNEYS, an entertaining exploration of music from a wealth of ages and countries. The varied programme explores Medieval dances to Argentine tangos and virtuoso Baroque music to toe tapping folk music.
Flautotonic are David Beaney (recorders and Baroque flute), Lauren Brant (recorders) and Rebecca McChyrstal (percussion).
The event, Family Concert - Flautotonic, will take place at Brockwell Hall, and it will feature: Flautotonicdetails
Peter Black, born and based in London, is a classically trained guitarist who performs a wide range of music from different places and times. Peter performs extensively all over the UK in exclusive venues such as the Ritz, Kensington Palace, Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons, Claridges and the Connaught. His popularity has also earned him performances in Qatar, Dubai, Morocco, Spain, France, Monaco, Germany and Sweden.
Peter loves the versatility of the classical guitar in the sense that so many differing styles can be effectively communicated with the instrument. In order to give you a real taster of this, Peter will perform from the Spanish Romantic repertoire of the 19th Century, Latin Classical music with great rhythms from the modern period, plus Flamenco, Calypso, Blues, and arrangements of famous popular songs.
His extraordinary guitar playing has taken Steve to festivals and venues across Europe and now our TV screens as a ‘Guitar Star’ finalist. His ability to hold the bass-line and chords, while adding melody lines that sing, make his guitar playing unique. He is a master of open-chord tunings and his bottle-neck guitar turns heads.
He has released 6 CDs and enjoyed record sales. His repertoire includes many original songs full of wit and social commentary and the lyrics are delivered by a warm, passionate voice that combines with the guitar to give a powerful performance.
The event, Gorgeous Guitars, will take place at Canopy Beer, and it will feature: Peter Black and Steve Morrisondetails
The Oak Building, Herne Hill School
London Consorts of Winds
The London Consorts of Winds commissioned 7 teams each of a composer and a choreographer to create new pieces. Each teams worked with one ensemble in the London Consorts of Winds. Today we present the pieces that have created. They are:
Janet Oates and Irene Fiordilino - Dryads
Zillah Myers and Alistair Wroe - The Sea Witch
Angela Slater and Sara Røisland Torsvik - The Glaciate Falls
David Bentley and Justyna Sochaj - Invisible Cities
John Holland and Alice Weber - Grasp
Martin Humphries and Yeonsoo Do - Kukolnost
Alan Taylor and Zosia Jo - Adrift
The event, Dance with the Winds, will take place at The Oak Building, Herne Hill School, and it will feature: London Consorts of Winds, and the dance company.details
St Faith's Church
Haruko Seki, described by Musical Opinion as ' a pianist with an innate ability to communicate with her audience ' has performed at major UK venues including St John's Smith Square, The South Bank, Wigmore and Fairfield Halls. Internationally she has performed in Europe, America and the Far East.
An Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Haruko studied with Piers Lane, Kathron Sturrock and Christopher Elton, completing her Master's and graduating with the Academy's highest performance award. The Times referred to her playing as 'Bathed in tonal beauty [which] took one into a world of serene enchantment.'
Schumann - Kinderszenen op 15
Schubert / Liszt - Soirees de Vienne, Valse - Caprice No 6
Liszt - Mephisto Waltz
Debussy - Arabesque, and L'isle Joyeuse
Messiaen - pieces from 'Vingt Regards sur l'Enfante Jesus
Chopin - Scherzo No 2 in Bb minor
Practical Action is an international development charity with a difference. Founded by the radical economist and philosopher Fritz Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful, the charity knows that the simplest ideas can have a life-changing effect. It works closely with some of the world’s poorest people, using appropriate technology to fight poverty and transform lives for the better.website of Practical Action
The event, Charity Concert for 'Practical Action', will take place at St Faith's Church, and it will feature: The Jacquin Triodetails
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